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Downbeat members Isabella Ribeiro (12), Shayla He (12), Varun Bhupathi (11), Simon Kirjner (10), Ian Ogden (12) and Ethan Liu (12) perform Levitating by Dua Lipa during the school meeting. The performance served as a goodbye for Downbeats seniors.

School Meeting 5/1: New leadership, Walk for Water and Downbeat

by Jessica Hu, Co-News Editor May 5, 2024

Associated Student Body president Daniel Lin (12) opened the last school meeting of the year on Wednesday.  He played a video from the newly elected ASB leadership, who expressed their excitement for...

“Being someone who’s not naturally aggressive, I think I’ve been able to embrace this fearless side of me. Both in and out of football, I’ve been able to conquer a bunch of feelings of anxiety or worry from nerves. Another lesson that I’ve learned from football is the idea of staying committed. Football is a game of discipline and always knowing your role and what to do,” Daniel Lin (12) said.

Humans of Harker: Catching confidence

by Victor Gong, Winged Post Co-Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2024

Bright floodlights cast down on Daniel Lin (12) as he steps onto the line of scrimmage, crouching down in a receiver stance. “DOWN.” He lifts his head to look at the defender in front of him. “SET.”...

Co-captain Emily Mitnick (11) looks for the pass out of a double team. Emily made several shots to contribute to the Eagles comeback.

Varsity girls basketball conquers King’s Academy in fourth quarter resurgence during CCS quarterfinals

by Katerina Matta and Kevin Zhang February 24, 2024

The girls varsity basketball team advanced to CCS semifinals in a comeback 53-38 win vs. King’s Academy at home on Feb. 20. Before the match, athletic director Dan Molin introduced players from...

In honor of joining the Harker community, frosh sign the Harker Matriculation Book during the 2023-24 matriculation ceremony on Friday. “I feel that through matriculation and orientation, I was able to meet new people,” Varun Kaushik (9) said.

Matriculation welcomes community to new school year

by Ella Yee, Brandon Zau, and Aishani Singh August 22, 2023

Upper school students, faculty and administration honored the start of the 2023-24 school year through the annual matriculation ceremony featuring speeches, skits and music in the Zhang Gymnasium on Friday. After...

Students contend for the frisbee during yesterdays Ultimate Frisbee game held during lunch on Davis Field. Tomorrow will wrap up Spirit Week with a rally in the Zhang Gymnasium starting at 11:10 a.m.

Ultimate Frisbee game sparks friendly competition during Spirit Week

by Felix Chen and Emma Gao April 1, 2023

Around 20 upper school students participated in an Ultimate Frisbee tournament as part of Spirit Week, competing on Davis Field during lunch on Thursday. The combined team of seniors and frosh triumphed...

Talk around campus: Favorite study spots

by Selina Xu, Medha Yarlagadda, and Sally Zhu December 8, 2022

From the library to the orchard to all the different academic buildings, the upper school campus offers a variety of places for students to work and study during the day. Whether you're looking for a quieter...

Associated Student Body (ASB) Vice President Ayan Nath speaks after he and other members of student council presented a video on cleanliness on campus during lunch. The other day, I was walking by, I heard someone say, Oh, my God, we go to Harker, we cant afford to buy more forks? Theres such a shortage of forks. And thats because youre throwing the forks away.

School meeting recap 9/10/21: 9/11 remembrance, self-study APs and Eagle Update

by Rachel Ning, TALON Organizations Editor September 13, 2021

Associated Student Body (ASB) President Dawson Chen (12) began the school meeting by introducing upper school Academic Dean Kelly Horan.  Horan discussed the importance of communication with teachers,...

Talk around campus: Students react to the Tokyo Olympics

Talk around campus: Students react to the Tokyo Olympics

by Vishnu Kannan, Co-Managing Editor August 21, 2021

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics wrapped up on Aug. 8 after 16 days of fierce competition across 33 different sports. Students share their thoughts on the once-every-four-year event, ranging from their favorite...

STEM Spotlight is a new Aquila repeater showcasing STEM clubs and their initiatives.

STEM Spotlight: Math Club

by Mark Hu, STEM Editor January 22, 2021

STEM Spotlight is a new repeater exploring what clubs at Harker have been doing during remote learning. This week’s featured club is the Math Club, which encourages out-of-the-box problem solving and...

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